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Dapol Class 205s

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Kernow Model Rail Centre has just announced that it is ready to start taking pre-orders for the 2-car Class 205 Thumpers - in BR (S) green, 2 models in BR (S) green with yellow end + black triangle, BR blue, NSE, & Connex liveries, at £149.99 each, delivered in spring next year.
Good news for Southern modellers. What do you think about the £150 price tag?
The BR green with yellow end + black triangle liveried version is likely to be most popular, hence the two versions of that - but that will make this version less collectible for the investors. I'll still go for that version because they were around for a long time. Or should I wait for the 3-car version? Decisions, decisions.
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Its a fairly obscure prototype (not to Southerners but for us north of the Thames , of very little use), its not particularly glamorous (like a 395 Javelin) and so frankly I don' t think its bad for £150. Hornby are getting away with charging £148 for the much more widespread , and therefor popular, HST .

Kernow are to be congratulated for commissioning this model . I just hope they don't get caught out as it was launched pre credit crunch and economics in the country are now very different. Now how about a commission of a Swindon 126 dmu or a 303 blue train?

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